Plato is comprised of only two parts: a wooden desktop and a folding steel pipe. The foldable steel pipe enacts a hinged folding mechanism that allows its legs to recline and create a ledge with two pipes on which the wooden desktop can rest. Two steel clamps welded to fit the width of the wooden desktop are located on both ends of the steel pipes for the tabletop to securely latch onto. The easy assembly of Plato allows the foldable table to be used anywhere additional table space is needed.
Then, when the work is all finished, Plato’s tabletop can be dislodged from the welded steel clamps and transported or stored away for future use. The durability and solidity of Plato’s steel clamps allow weight to be evenly distributed across the tabletop and give Plato a simple, minimal structure, requiring no tools or hardware for assembly. Created for students and workers alike, Plato, or “Fold It” is a table designed for those late-night brainstorming sessions or post-presentation brunches.
The simple, minimal design of Plato enhances its adaptability and makes it easy to dismantle and bring with you anywhere.
Comprised of only two parts, Plato is manageable to carry and turn into new workstations.
Two welded steel clamps provide a secure socket for Plato’s tabletop to lodge into.
Following multiple ideations, Plato’s collapsible form was achieved through miniature prototypes.
Plato’s steel pipes were welded to accurately and evenly distribute weight across the tabletop’s surface.